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Carpathian Castle Ruins Tour from Bratislava


39 EUR

Visit off-the-beaten-track places without tourist souvenirs, but with a special medieval atmosphere instead. This tour covers the best selection of castle ruins that you can see on a one-day trip from Bratislava.

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English
A great tour if you have a spare half day to get some exercise and explore the past. A small and personal tour, with knowledgeable friendly guide. We thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to explore the Slovakian countryside and see ruins in their 'natural' state.
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  • Explore the ruins of the Pajštún and Plavecký castles
  • Walk through picturesque Carpathian forests
  • Relax with a drink at an authentic local pub

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Slovakia is a country with an unexpectedly high density of castles and castle ruins, hundreds of which are hidden in Carpathian forests. They were built to protect against Tatar invasions in 13th century, serving for the next 500 years.

During this 5-hour tour, you’ll explore two castle ruins:

1. Pajštún Castle stands proudly above the Little Carpathians and offers splendid views. It was destroyed by Napoleon.

2. Plavecký Castle served as a fortress from 1256–1703. It offers views to the forested Záhorská lowland.

A one-hour hike is included at both locations. Picturesque surroundings and a drink at a local pub are included, too!

There is an option to do an enlongered tour to 4 castles - on demand.

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What’s included & not included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private transport by car/minivan
  • Drink + little snack at a local pub

Meeting point

Namestie SNP 30 or at your accommodation

Reviews from travellers (4)


Carpathian Castles Tour - A Must Do!
The Carpathian Castle Ruins Tour was one of the best experiences we have ever had in a trip. It is a “Must Do”. It was the perfect way to explore the Slovakian countryside and to get to know the Slovakian history.
We explored some spooky and picturesque Slovakian castles. We learned a lot about the Slovakian History, from the Middle Ages to the Communist and post-Communist era. We enjoyed the Slovakian nature: mysterious forests, local wildlife. Very beautiful scenery, untouched by tourism.
But the best part of our tour was our guide, Juro. He was an EXCELLENT guide. Friendly and knowledgeable at the same time. We had become friends by the end of the tour. Thank you Juro for making our trip unforgettable.

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A must do in Bratislava
Awesome tour! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Bratislava. Very informative and fun!
Awesome way to see the town and learn its history
Easy cycle, mostly flat, bike was in good condition and the guide was awesome.
He did make a couple of changes to suit my love for ww2 history.
Fantastic alternative view of Bratislava
My husband, 15yr old son and I loved our tour with Juro. We were met in an original 1971 Skoda 100 - such a cool little car. We learnt so much about Bratislava that we would not have known or seen otherwise. Juro kept us entertained the whole trip. We would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.
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  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
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Tour operated by: Authentic Slovakia